News About the Columbia County Fair

Fair Scholarship Details Announced

The Columbia County Agricultural Society is reminding students that applications for the Fair Scholarships must be completed and returned by August 1st. Applicants must be active in the Fair as an exhibitor, presenter, volunteer or in some other capacity. To further agriculture in the county, the Columbia County [...]

June 10th, 2019|

The Demolition Derby: White Doors, White Knuckles

All the fun of road rage and none of the consequences. The Demolition Derby literally brings brave men and women together behind the wheels of expendable vehicles. The object is to hit your opponents so hard that their cars stop running. Last man or woman still able to drive, [...]

June 8th, 2019|

Behind the Scenes at the Chatham Fairgrounds

Fair officials and volunteers work year ‘round planning for a bigger and better Columbia County Fair. This year, construction of a new ramp providing wheelchair access to the Fair Office is just one of the projects in the works. Discussions of improvements start almost a year ahead of time. [...]

June 1st, 2019|

Animals: Up Close and Personal at the Columbia County Fair

Whether a curious sheep or just-born chicks, kid goats or piglets, there is no end of animals to see at the Columbia County Fair. Competing cows, sheep and other farm livestock vie for blue ribbons and the coveted title of “Best in Show”. And bucking broncs and ornery bulls [...]

May 28th, 2019|

Frankie Ballard: Every Song has a Story

Country rocker Frankie Ballard is headlining at this year’s Columbia County Fair, Chatham, NY, on Sunday, September 1st at 7PM. Gold records on his wall include “Sunshine & Whiskey,” “Helluva Life” and “Young & Crazy.” The top billed artist earned his chops as the opening act for Bob Seger, [...]

May 15th, 2019|

Columbia County Fair Named “The Best”

CHATHAM – In early January, ‘surprise’ was the word of the day when the votes for ‘favorite county fair’ were counted up in the offices of Capital Region Living Magazine. “The Saratoga County Fair had held the #1 position for many years,” said Vikki Moran, publisher.  “It was totally unexpected [...]

March 15th, 2019|

Columbia County Fair Schoolgirl Queen Nominees Announced

Representatives of Columbia County’s six public high schools will compete for the title of 2018 Schoolgirl Queen on Friday, Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. at the North Gate Stage. The event marks a longstanding Columbia County Fair tradition that has continued for more than 80 years. At 6 p.m., the [...]

August 31st, 2018|

Columbia County Fair Brings Summer of 2018 to a Close

  Even the smallest cowboys participate in the Painted Pony Championship Rodeo Sept. 3 at 5 p.m. in front of the grandstand. The 178th Columbia County Fair brings the summer to an unofficial close Aug. 29 through Labor Day, Sept. 3 with six days of entertainment, food, agriculture [...]

August 28th, 2018|

Advance Tickets for 2018 Columbia County Fair Go On Sale

  Advance tickets for the 178th annual Columbia County Fair are now on sale throughout the region for the fair which takes place this year Aug. 29 through Labor Day Sept. 3 at the Chatham Fairgrounds. Advance tickets are available now at the Fair Office at the fairgrounds off Route [...]

August 12th, 2018|

Columbia County ‘Faces of the Fair’ Portrays Fairgoers of all Ages

Kinderhook photographer and resident Jamie Hankin, whose “Faces of the Fair” is the theme of the 2018 Columbia County Fair, is creating a book of the thousands of photos he has taken over the last several years. Hankin’s photographs of the fair have been featured in brochures, advertising and promotional [...]

August 10th, 2018|
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